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DL: Weinsteins Acquire 'Paddington' For New TWC-Dimension; Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman To Lead Cast Of CGI Live-Action Pic

Posted by: tatoufan on Sep 13, 02:10

The Weinstein Co has taken North American rights to the upcoming bigscreen transfer of Michael Bond’s classic kids character Paddington Bear. Paddingtonwill be the first release under a new label for the company, TWC-Dimension, which will see Harvey and Bob Weinstein team on films for which they share a common passion. The Harry Potterfranchise’s David Heyman is producingPaddington which is fully financed byStudiocanal. Colin Firth has been set to voice the CGI bear and, in a reteam with his Railway Man co-star, Nicole Kidmanwill play an evil taxidermist out for revenge. Also joining the cast are Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.


Principal photography starts this month with Paul King (Come Fly With Me,The Might Boosh) directing. Shooting is set to take place in the UK with Framestore handling VFX. Studiocanal has set a November 28, 2014 event release in the UK and will go day-and-date in its other territories that include France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. TWC-Dimension will release in North America in the first quarter of 2015. 

http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/weinsteins-acquire-paddington-for-new-twc-dimension-colin-firth-nicole-kidman-to-lead-cast-of-cgi-live-action-pic/

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DL: Weinsteins Acquire 'Paddington' For New TWC-Dimension; Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman To Lead Cast Of CGI Live-Action Pic   tatoufan on Sep 13, 02:10

David Heyman producing and Framestore handling VFX has me thinking this could be a great pic. Thoughts?    tatoufan on Sep 13, 07:34

No idea how popular Paddington is outside the UK, but if he does Singin' in the Rain, I'm there.   RufusS on Sep 13, 09:56





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